Willing


Willing
Willing Will"ing, a. [From {Will}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready. [1913 Webster]

Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. --Acts xxiv. 27. [1913 Webster]

With wearied wings and willing feet. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

[Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired. [1913 Webster]

[They] are held, with his melodious harmony, In willing chains and sweet captivity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Spontaneous; self-moved. [R.] [1913 Webster]

No spouts of blood run willing from a tree. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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